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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Port of Los Angeles High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Pedro, CA. It has 980 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Port of Los Angeles High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
210 responses
Average ACT
24
83 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Fall Festival
    25%
  • Green Festival
    21%
  • Lunch!
    19%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • The Dance show
    5%
  • Prom
    4%
  • Grad night
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
980
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.61 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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Port of Los Angeles High School Reviews

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POLAHS is a small charter school that offers both academically rigorous classes as well as strong trade programs. We accept people of all origins and academic prowess, and skills as it is important to our diversity. We assist people of all incomes and backgrounds seeing that the majority of students are low income. The staff are friendly and the counselors always work their hardest to make your experience the best. We rarely if ever have fights, showing the high standards we have at our school. We have amazing opportunities to study abroad during the summer with no money out of our pockets allowing people, no matter their background, get important experiences.
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Port of Los Angeles High School is a place where students have so many opportunities to do. The teachers and faculty are super helpful, always want to see the students achieve. The teachers want students to strive to do their best to go far in life. A safe community where you are able to talk to anyone about anything. Its not a school where you come to learn, leave and do homework but it prepares you for college after high school. They offer classes that many students enjoy to take because after they have learned the material they want to pursue it after such as photography, welding, art, boat operation and many more.
Growing up, I attended local low income schools. I found it very difficult to learn in a classroom filled with loud students and uninspired teachers. I was able to attend Port Of Los Angles High School after my number was drawn from their freshman lottery. I entered high school with no acknowledgement of college whatsoever but, quickly understood everything I needed to know. I love the support system here which I never had in any of my previous schools. The counselors are super friendly and encourage every student to blossom. Although, many students complain that the school is strict I personally, feel so safe to be a student here. Everyone in the admission really want every student to strive and to have a bright future, and I really mean that. There's nothing I would really change about this school but for a bigger campus for more students to attend and fall in love with.